Thursday, June 10, 2010

Interior Design - Newton, MA Project

I've taken on some exciting new projects lately and they've been keeping me pretty busy these past few weeks. One project includes decorating a condo in a beautiful 19th century Victorian in Newton, MA. The house was originally built as a nursing home in the 1800s and has some interesting rooms which now must serve as living space for the homeowner. One such room is at the front of the house and has a curved wall making the room feel very round- this makes decorating a bit more of a challenge. At this point the homeowner has some furnishings in the room (sofa, desk, armoire etc.) but none of them really seem to fit because of their straight lines. They awkwardly stick into the room and don't feel at all at home. It's kind of like trying to stick a square peg into a circular hole.
This room is the clients formal living room and I'm helping my client make sense of the space through furniture solutions. The client has also requested that we create a bit more of an informal yet sophisticated atmosphere- different form what currently exists. Here's a look at some before pictures and also a peek at some of the design elements so far.

Before Pictures - Circular Formal Living Room:

Design Board:

Later I'll be posting about my Lincoln, MA project. Enjoy the weekend everyone!